Blocked up doorway

Craig9

New Member
Hi all,
I’m blocking up the side of my Internal-doorway in concrete block, I’ll hit off the render around the edge of the existing to carry it over to prevent a joint using Scrim, just wondered what’s the best way to get to a finish coat?
at the moment I’m going to use diluted SBR to prime the wall before I start, give it a good 15mm of render(Holm and cement with sbr in it) then skim tomorrow?

Is this a way I can do it or should I be doing anything different? As I said it’s inside so no damp issues.
 

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Steve Brown

Member
I would of just timber framed it, insulated, plasterboard then skimmed whole wall.
If you carry on on the route you’re doing sort that blockwork out by putting a stagger in it.
 

The Hobo

Well-Known Member
Hi all,
I’m blocking up the side of my Internal-doorway in concrete block, I’ll hit off the render around the edge of the existing to carry it over to prevent a joint using Scrim, just wondered what’s the best way to get to a finish coat?
at the moment I’m going to use diluted SBR to prime the wall before I start, give it a good 15mm of render(Holm and cement with sbr in it) then skim tomorrow?

Is this a way I can do it or should I be doing anything different? As I said it’s inside so no damp issues.
I wouldn't skim render the next day when skim sets it will pull face off it
 

Wayners

Well-Known Member
I done mine with blocks. Offset blocks though. I just applied pva and bonded out then skimmed. Timber frame and board always cracks and poor job imo. Carry on with plan
 

bof

Well-Known Member
Like for like , match existing render if possible , if sand and cement leave a week before skim
 

Stevieo

Royal Spin Doctor
Hi all,
I’m blocking up the side of my Internal-doorway in concrete block, I’ll hit off the render around the edge of the existing to carry it over to prevent a joint using Scrim, just wondered what’s the best way to get to a finish coat?
at the moment I’m going to use diluted SBR to prime the wall before I start, give it a good 15mm of render(Holm and cement with sbr in it) then skim tomorrow?

Is this a way I can do it or should I be doing anything different? As I said it’s inside so no damp issues.
Your f**k**g house will fall down if you keep laying the blocks with no key.
 

Monkey Boy

Active Member
Probably what Warner’s said.
What you gonna do window side?
Looks like a window in pic? You said it’s a door?
I don’t know, it’s your own place (I hope) and your own plan and you will make it work for you and be happy with it probably
 

Danny

Administrator
Hi all,
I’m blocking up the side of my Internal-doorway in concrete block, I’ll hit off the render around the edge of the existing to carry it over to prevent a joint using Scrim, just wondered what’s the best way to get to a finish coat?
at the moment I’m going to use diluted SBR to prime the wall before I start, give it a good 15mm of render(Holm and cement with sbr in it) then skim tomorrow?

Is this a way I can do it or should I be doing anything different? As I said it’s inside so no damp issues.
I blocked up a doorway at home but I staggered the joins... it has never cracked and those wall starters are great :D I used them to support a falling down garage wall 2 years ago and the wall has not moved at since :D
 

Craig9

New Member
You still have to put a bond in bricks.

You can't just pile them up like that
Im not gunna undermine the concrete lintel and tie it when a wall starter is perfectly good enough For this simple task and Im Certainly not gunna half bond a block wide pier mate......
 

Craig9

New Member
Probably what Warner’s said.
What you gonna do window side?
Looks like a window in pic? You said it’s a door?
I don’t know, it’s your own place (I hope) and your own plan and you will make it work for you and be happy with it probably
that bit behind is a window but on the right is the door all in one, but as my conservatory is ancient I need to keep that all in until I change it, when I do I’ll timber frame the back of that block so all I have is a big opening going into the conservatory
 

tapit

Well-Known Member
3 /4 days should do it /an easy test run thumb nail down it if it digs in to soft if it leaves a kind of silver mark hard enough
@The Hobo , can you do the same trick with a screwdriver as I have just got my nails into good condition during lockdown. Always file in one direction and use a fine grade of nail file is my tip.
 

The Hobo

Well-Known Member
@The Hobo , can you do the same trick with a screwdriver as I have just got my nails into good condition during lockdown. Always file in one direction and use a fine grade of nail file is my tip.
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